Cambodian Ginger Fried Rice

February 2, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Cambodian Ginger Fried Rice

Cambodian Ginger Fried Rice is a delectable dish that pairs exceptionally well with chicken, roasted duck, ham, or even hot dogs. The key to its great flavor lies in using fresh ginger. The ingredients for this dish include 4 cups of day-old cold rice, 1 cup of diced cooked chicken or ham, scrambled and thinly sliced eggs, chopped green onions, minced shallots, minced garlic, julienned fresh ginger (adjust according to preference), and vegetable oil for stir-frying. Optional cilantro can be used for garnish.

To prepare the stir-fry sauce, combine sugar, seasoning soy sauce, dark soy sauce (for a deeper color), sesame oil, and black pepper to taste. Mix all the ingredients together, reserving the black pepper for later.

In a wok, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and minced garlic, stirring until they turn brown but not burnt. Incorporate the chosen protein (chicken, ham, or shrimp) and stir-fry until heated through. Add the cold rice and break it apart to prevent lumps. Continue to stir-fry until the rice is thoroughly heated.

Pour in the prepared sauce, ensuring it coats the rice mixture evenly. Stir-fry until all the ingredients are well combined. Turn off the heat and add the cooked eggs and green onions. The dish is then ready to be served hot, with a dash of black or white pepper for added flavor.

This Cambodian Ginger Fried Rice is a versatile and flavorful dish that offers a delightful combination of textures and tastes. It’s perfect for those who appreciate the aromatic kick of fresh ginger in their fried rice.


4 cup of cold rice 1 day old
1 cup of cooked chicken or ham dice
2 eggs scramble fry cut to thin slice
1/2 cup of chopped green onions
1/4 cup of minced shallots
3 clove of minced garlic
3 tablespoon of julienne fresh ginger (more or less up to you)
Cilantro for garnish (optional)
3 tablespoon of vegetable oil for stir fry

For the stir fry sauce

1 tablespoon of sugar (more or less up to you)
3 tablespoon of seasoning soy sauce
1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce if you want the rice dark color
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
Black pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together except black pepper you can put it last

Directions to make Cambodian Ginger Fried Rice

  1. In a wok turn on the heat to medium high
  2. Add vegetable oil until hot
  3. Add shallots and minced garlic stir fry until brown, but not burn
  4. Add chicken, ham or shrimp stir fry until everything is hot
  5. Add rice and break it so it won’t have lump; stir fry until rice is hot
  6. Now add sauce mix well stir fry until all combine
  7. Turn the heat off, add cooked egg, and green onion

Serve hot with dash of black or white pepper


Related Recipe: Cambodian Coconut Sponge Cake

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4

Calories Per Serving: 1214

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏201g 73%
Cholesterol ‏27mg 9%
Total Fat ‏21g 27%
Saturated Fat ‏7g 35%
Dietary Fiber ‏9g 32%
Protein ‏35g 70%
Sodium ‏3644mg 158%
Sugars ‏17g 34%


15 min


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